Media praise for The Manga Guide to Physics

"If you find yourself in need of a physics primer and traditional textbooks either send you into fits of anxiety or to the depths of boredom, give The Manga Guide to Physics a whirl. You might learn something and have fun doing it."
-- James Pyles, Million Chimpanzees

"If you are reviewing for that non-science major course, you may find this book extremely useful and a fun way to help shore up and retain your studies."
-- Matthew Helmke,

"If you or the intended recipient of this book needs a clear, intuitive and entertaining guide to the physics of the high school or introductory college curriculum--this is clearly an excellent tutorial. "
-- Ira Laefsky,

"The Manga Guide To Physics is the book I wish I had when I was in high school and the book that will be perfect for my teenage daughter now...As a parent, I love the idea behind the book but I wondered how teenagers would take to it. I gave The Manga Guide To Physics to my daughter and solicited her opinion. The verdict? She thought it was great. The graphic novel format and sucked her in immediately and kept her there, despite what could be considered a pretty dry subject. Between now and the time my children finish high-school, this is definitely one book that will be kept in easy reach. Curious or want more information? You can check out The Manga Guide To Physics at No Starch Press."
-- Karin Hamilton, The Best Kept Secret

"This book is an excellent introductory book on classical, or Newtonian physics."
-- Dale Farris, Reviews Coordinator, Golden Triangle PC Club

"This volume added a good text-only section...These dialogs proved to be more effective in teaching the reader the subject than the comics did, while still remaining charming and amusing."
-- Scott VonSchilling, Active Anime

"The Manga Guide to Physics provides a great opportunity to learn some of the basics about physics. "
-- Marielle Riley, Dr. Dobb's CodeTalk

"Having applications of physics that are easy to relate to makes things easier to understand in my opinion. That's where this book excels."
-- Earl Commander, AstroNerdBoy's Anime & Manga Blog

"This book is an awfully fun, highly educational read. "
-- Jim Holmes, FrazzledDad

"Fresh, informative, and fun, The Manga Guide to Physics will serve equally well as the perfect companion to a student’s first physics class or an enjoyable primer for those of us who never bothered. "
-- Melinda Beasi, Blog

"The art is really the strength here, as nothing substitutes for diagrams and images in discussing vectors and movement. The kids are also cute and expressive, which involves me in Megumi’s journey of learning. "
-- Johanna Draper Carlson, Comics Worth Reading

"So get over the law of inertia and pick this up."
-- Marshal Rosenthal, COED Magazine

"A wonderful introduction for children approaching physics for the first time, and a very handy crib for those of us who need a refresher. Well worth looking at just for the innovative approach to presenting a science subject."
-- Major Keary, Linux Users of Victoria Inc.

"And it bears repeating that The Manga Guide to Physics is a serious, weighty piece of technical writing – Physics for Dummies this is not. While it is certainly no substitute for a physics text, The Manga Guide to Physics is a wonderful introduction to the subject for manga fans with an interest in science."
-- Ken Rogers, GCPCUG Member, Greater Cleveland PC Users Group

"This volume added a good text-only section...These dialogs proved to be more effective in teaching the reader the subject than the comics did, while still remaining charming and amusing."
-- Scott VonSchilling, Active Anime

"The book purposefully departs from a traditional physics textbook format and it does it very well."
-- Dr. Marina Milner-Bolotin, Ryerson University

"Takatsu's art is well-suited to the story segments. Solidly cartoonish, with plenty of broadly and physically expressed emotions, it comically fits the book's considerations of energy, momentum and impact. "
-- Bill Sherman,

"...when a paperback book titled The Manga Guide to Physics came across the desk - and contained a notation in the top righthand corner of the book saying "Comics Inside!" - it got a second glace."
-- Lonnie Brown, The Lakeland Ledger

"It didn’t take long for me to realise that this book is pretty revolutionary in it’s style and approach to making physics accessible to all. "
-- Sarah Blow, GirlyGeekdom

"Honestly, this book is amazingly setup with all the “aces in their places” – the art is fantastic, and the teaching method is both fun and educational. "
-- Scott Campbell, Active Anime

"And what about being confronted in daily life by Newton’s three laws of motion? Or getting on Jeopardy and having to calculate how an objects’ kinetic energy changes as its potential energy increases? You’d be glad you’d have read this book. Besides it has cool pictures."
-- Marshalr, COED Magazine

"As entertaining as it is informative, The Manga Guide To Physics enables ordinary readers to readily grasp the basics of physics..."
-- Diane Donovan, Wisconsin Bookwatch: Midwest Book Review

"I strongly recommend this book to any 15-17 year old that is a pre-high school physics student..."
-- Harry Babad, MacCompanion Magazine

"I believe Hideo Nitta and Keita Takatsu have created a very high quality guide that is successful at both teaching physics and being enjoyable to read."
-- Spencer Bell, Computer Science House